Born: 20 October, 1953
Primary Education: 1959-1966 at St. Anthony's Catholic School, Umudioka, and St. Gabriel's Catholic School, Ifitedunu.
Secondary Education: Christ the King College, Onitsha (1967). His education was interrupted by a civil war in Nigeria (1967-1970). Through the inspiration of then Mons. Emmanuel Otteh (now Bishop of Issele-Uku) he became interested in becoming a Priest. Consequently he entered All Hallows' Seminary, Onitsha (1970-1973) and completed at Colliery Comprehensive Secondary School, Enugu (1974).
Post Secondary Education: Philosophical Studies - 1975 - 1977, and Theological Studies - 1977 - 1981, at Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu and Ikot Ekpene respectively.
Priestly Ordination: July 11, 1981 by Most Rev. (now Cardinal) Francis Arinze, then Archbishop of Onitsha.
Pastoral Experience: Assistant Priest of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Onitsha (1981 - 1982), Parish Priest of Umuoji (1983 - 1986).
Further Studies: Moral Theology at Alfonsianum, Rome (1986 - 1991). He holds a doctorate degree in Moral Theology.
Teaching Ministry: From 1991 till his appointment as the Co-adjutor Archbishop he taught Moral Theology and Ethics at Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu. He was the Rector from 1996 to 2002.
Episcopal Ministry: Consecrated coadjutor Archbishop at Onitsha on 9 February 2002 by then Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla. Took over the metropolitan see of Onitsha on 1 September 2003.
-- " To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light." (Pope Francis "Lumen Fidei,").
Sunday, 5:15am, 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am & 6:15pm
Other masses outside the Basilica Church, 5:30am, 6:00am, 7:15am, 8:45am & 9:00am
Monday-Saturday, 5:15am, 6:00am & 6:15pm
Thursday, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6:15pm
Saturday Evening, 5:30pm (mass with Vespers 1 of Sunday)